After playing his first fourteen years in the League with Denver, Elam signed with the Atlanta Falcons for two seasons. After his stint with Atlanta, Elam signed a one-day contract with Denver and retired a Bronco.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Elam finished his career ranked fifth in NFL history with 1,983 points scored and 436 field goals made. He is the all-time leader with 16 seasons of 100 or more points.No player in NFL history has scored more points for one team than Elam did with Denver. His
extra point conversion percentage (.995) is an NFL record-best.
When he retired in 2009, Elam finished his career with 436 field goals made, 675 successful point after attempts, and 76 kickoff touchbacks.
Elam was named to the Denver Broncos 50th Anniversary Team in 2009 and is eligible for Hall Of Fame induction in the year 2014.